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Gila Monster

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« on: 12-01-2001 06:55 »

What's with these "ACV" production codes? What they mean? The number before ACV? The abbreviation ACV itself? The numbers after ACV? Thanks in advance and sorry if it was asked alot before.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #1 on: 12-01-2001 09:59 »

Can't tell you what ACV means. But the numbers are the season number and the episode number in the season. acv0311 or whatever is season three, episode 11.
futurefreak

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« Reply #2 on: 12-01-2001 14:21 »

All Clean Vacuums? any cold vegetables?  :p

(ok, i admit, those are bad but hey gimme some credit  ;) )
Gila Monster

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« Reply #3 on: 12-01-2001 14:55 »

2 The Mad Capper: No, they don't. You see, 1st season shown on FOX was only 9 episodes, "Hell is other robots" (1ACV09) being Season Finale.

While there are total of 13 of 1ACV (1ACV01-1ACV13). And it appears that 1ACV10-1ACV13 were shown in 2nd season.

In short, they don't match so I wonder about these ACV codes.
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« Reply #4 on: 12-01-2001 15:21 »

Season 1 is 13 episodes actually, they just held back the later episodes until the beginning of season 2. The episode numbers are the proof, if you need more proof check the 1st season of Futurama DVDs which have all 13 episodes.
Teral

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« Reply #5 on: 12-01-2001 15:43 »

xACVyy

x is the number of the production serie.
yy is the episode number within the production.

Sometimes you can also find the code ExSyy

x is the airing season.
yy is the episode number within that airing season.

Thus 1ACV10-1ACV13 (A Flight to Remember - Fry & the Slurm Factory) is from the first batch of productions, but got held back (as stated by others) and aired with the second productionseries. Similar 2ACV17-2ACV19 (War is the H-word - The Cryonic Woman) aired with the third production.

I seem to recall that ACV stands for Animation Contract [something].
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« Reply #6 on: 12-01-2001 18:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:

Sometimes you can also find the code ExSyy

x is the airing season.
yy is the episode number within that airing season.


SxxEyy, not ExSyy, ex. Futurama S03E14, which is Time Keeps on a slippin'
Teral

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« Reply #7 on: 12-01-2001 19:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Lucas:
 SxxEyy, not ExSyy, ex. Futurama S03E14, which is Time Keeps on a slippin'

D'oh!! My mistake.  :o
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #8 on: 12-01-2001 22:33 »

For a minute I thought you folks were trying to spell sexxy. Heh.
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« Reply #9 on: 12-02-2001 12:28 »

The "SxxEyy" format isn't what's used by the producers, though.  I think they come from illegal VCDs and such.  The "xACVyy" format is the important thing, though the "x" part doesn't necessarily refer to the season when the episode first aired.

A classic example is [3ACV03], "A Tale of Two Santas," which wasn't aired in the third season (last year) because Fox thought it was too violent.  It's going to be shown late-night this year, though, on December 23rd.
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« Reply #10 on: 12-03-2001 03:54 »

Animation contract vegetable?
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« Reply #11 on: 12-03-2001 07:07 »

Well, this might explain a few things:

FOX vergibt (fast) jeder selbst produzierten Sendung eine Kombination
aus Buchstaben und Zahlen, durch die eindeutig definiert ist, um
welche Serie und Episode es sich handelt. Diesen Code findet man im
Abspann der Folge und in den meisten Episodenführern. Die sogenannten
Produktionscodes sind bei Futurama folgerdermaßen aufgebaut:

     xACVyy

Futurama-Folgen erkennt man an der Buchstabenkombination "ACV". Die
Variable x gibt an, zu welcher Produktionsstaffel die Episode gehört.
Anhand von yy sieht man, um die wievielte Folge dieser Staffel es
sich handelt. Die erste Folge der zweiten Produktionsstaffel hat
demzufolge den Produktionscode 2ACV01.

Zu beachten ist dabei, dass diese Codes nur die Reihenfolge der
Produktion angeben, die allerdings nicht mit der
Ausstrahlungsreihenfolge übereinstimmen muss. So ist es z.B. möglich,
dass aufgrund besonderer Anlässe (z.B. Valentinstag) zuerst die Folge
2ACV07 und dann 2ACV06 gesendet wird.

Außerdem werden bei Zeichentrickserien am Ende einer Staffel i.a.
einige Folgen zurückgehalten, da man bei einer Produktionszeit von
ca. sechs Monaten andernfalls nicht rechtzeitig mit der neuen Staffel
im Herbst beginnen könnte. U.a. aus diesem Grund beginnt z.B. die
zweite Sendestaffel mit der zehnten Episode der ersten
Produktionsstaffel (1ACV10).


Gila Monster

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« Reply #12 on: 12-03-2001 11:09 »

And if someone could translate it into english...
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« Reply #13 on: 12-03-2001 16:06 »

Oh yes...it all makes sense now...
Teral

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« Reply #14 on: 12-03-2001 16:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Gila Monster:
And if someone could translate it into english...

[Sal]What do I look like? A guy who's not lazy?[/Sal]

Basically it tells what has already been mentioned in other posts. The code xACVyy is related to the production of Futurama, not the airingschedule. X is the productionserie, yy is the episode in that production.

It goes on to explain that some episodes can be held over to the next season for various reasons. Also the airing-order can be somewhat different from the production-order, due to Valentines Day, Chrismas etc.
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